Navigation Links
Report Calls for Counseling Guidelines for Treating Transgender People
Date:7/6/2012

FRIDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Psychiatrists who see transgender patients need specific guidelines to help determine the best course of treatment, according to new report from the American Psychiatric Association.

The American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Treatment of Gender Identity Disorder also calls for the psychiatrists' group to clarify its position on the health care and civil rights of people who are transgender or transitioning gender, meaning they are in the process of changing their gender through hormones and surgery.

The task force analyzed research and treatment information on gender identity disorder at different stages of people's lives. The task force also examined research on the treatment of gender dysphoria, or discomfort about one's own gender, among people who had disorders of sex development, a condition when the external genitals and the internal genitals (the testes or ovaries) don't match.

Although research on the treatment of gender identity disorder is limited, the task force concluded there was enough consensus to support the development of recommendations for the management of the condition in all age groups. The report said the American Psychiatric Association should establish a separate method for evaluating the needs of people with disorders of sex development.

"The American Medical Association has adopted a resolution supporting insurance coverage for medically necessary treatment for individuals diagnosed with GID [gender identity disorder]. The task force report recommends the [American Psychiatric Association] adopt a similar position, and issue other statements in support of the rights of gender variant persons," task force chair Dr. William Byne said in an association news release.

The American Psychiatric Association introduced the diagnosis of gender identity disorder in 1980, but has not yet taken an official position on the treatment or other concerns of transgender persons.

The report was published online July 2 in Archives of Sexual Behavior.

More information

The American Psychological Association provides more information on what it means to be transgender.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: American Psychiatric Association, news release, July 2, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. 300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report
2. Researchers report success in treating autism spectrum disorder
3. New Report Ceramic Sanitary Ware Market (2011 – 2016) by MarketsandMarkets
4. Spending on childrens health rising faster than adults over past 4 years, says report
5. Marriage Sherpa Offers Free Report on How To Survive An Affair
6. Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana Alleging Woman Used Diabetes Medication and Contracted Bladder Cancer, Consumer Justice Foundation Reports
7. Recent Report Reveals Dramatic Increase in Chronic Disease in Pets
8. Annual Beaches Report Finds Water Quality Lacking Along U.S. Shores
9. Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study
10. Well-known author and historian reports on progress in Huntingtons therapies
11. LawyersandSettlements.com Issues Report on Prostate Health Claim Lawsuits and Propecia Side Effect Litigation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS , ... a new addition to their growing practice. Beginning this month, Teresa Imperiale-Westerfield, a ... performing cosmetic procedures including injectables, fillers and laser treatments. A master ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... TN (PRWEB) , ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... to sports concussion, yet the cause of injury may be one of many ... two-day advanced PT Continuing Education Course , Mastering Rehab Solutions for ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Steven Douglas Associates is a ... Florida Event, an upscale fundraiser held in South Florida. The Inaugural What’s Your Taste ... This year the event will be held in a new, more causal format at ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... Worth, Texas (PRWEB) , ... February 09, 2016 ... ... and reconstruction firm helping businesses recover after a disaster, announced today the acquisition ... service companies in Hawaii. , “Investing in like-minded companies who excel ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... URise Products ... newest mobility device, the StandUp Walker. Made entirely in the USA, the StandUp ... 50 years. , StandUp Walker’s novel patent-pending design offers 2-in-1 benefits of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... , Feb. 9, 2016  The Parenteral Drug ... professionals developing and manufacturing sterile drug products, today ... Regulatory Guidance Comparison – With link to Comparison ... issued by the U.S. FDA, the EU, the ... --> --> ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb.8, 2016 Alzheimer Diagnostic Tests ... Medical Devices sector report , "Alzheimer ... provides an overview of Alzheimer Diagnostic Tests currently ... information on the pipeline products with comparative analysis ... The report reviews major players involved in the ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Cardiovascular Surgery Devices - Medical Devices Pipeline Assessment, ... report, "Cardiovascular Surgery Devices - Medical Devices Pipeline ... Devices currently in pipeline stage. ... comprehensive information on the pipeline products with comparative ... development. The report reviews major players involved in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: